Periodontal Disease and the Available Treatment Options
- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, our providers are here to help patients obtain a healthy smile and keep it that way! Drs. Chong Lee, Joseph Oh, and Kirsten Lee have dedicated their practice to assisting patients on avoiding the development of dental concerns such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. Periodontal disease, or “gum disease,” is an inflammatory condition that can negatively impact the smile and result in the loss of gum tissue, jaw bone, and even natural adult teeth.
Understanding periodontal disease
Periodontal disease is completely preventable. It is caused by an infection that often starts in the soft tissues of the mouth, such as the gums, and can spread, wreaking havoc on the entire smile. It can cause irreparable damage and can make it difficult for patients to keep their smile healthy. With the loss of teeth, patients also need to work with a dental provider that can help in restoring the smile after the damage has occurred.
What treatment options are available for Periodontal disease?
Gum disease may be treated in many different ways. The initial stage of periodontal disease, called gingivitis, can benefit from a thorough cleaning by our dental hygienists. The later stages often require more invasive procedures such as scaling and root planing. At any point in time, the dentist may also recommend the application of antibiotics in the mouth to directly target the infection or may provide a prescription for oral antibiotics that can be taken by mouth to address the infection in the body from the inside out.
Schedule a visit today to learn more about gum disease
Preventing the development of gum disease should be the first priority for most patients in the area of McLean, VA. At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, our professionals welcome patients in the community who are interested in quality care. If you are ready to start dental work with a team of providers who put your oral health first, we encourage you to book an appointment at our practice located at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Ste. #120. The practice can be reached by phone at (703) 448-1020.
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